Biography

Hello thank you for visiting

I am a musical artist who paints in an intuitive and improvisatory fashion.
I love the immediacy and physicality of applying paint and making colours sing!
It was in my late thirties that i became aware of this creative vocation through an inner transformation.

Painting is one way to help me make sense of whatever is going on in my life..distilled through my senses and life states...expressing unseen potential with colour and energy. I want feelings, whatevers going on with me to unravel and develop naturally and unforced in the moment.

There is usually a freshness about the work which is a free-ing and joyful process sometimes evolving into storyscapes.. they tell a story to the viewer.

Of course perseverance plays a large part too! I follow the adventure until i feel happy. And this ties in nicely with the early 20th educator Tsunesaburo Makiguchi who believed in value creation and the purpose of education was for children to become happy! I am ever youthful!

Usually i work with charcoal, oil, mainly acrylic and ink and some acetate pieces are works in spontaneous and playful progress.
I also love the apparent randomness of abstract photos which are being developed, as well as working on some songs and a musical piece ‘finding a voice’.

Currently i live in Ramsgate and have exhibited mainly in South England although i have pieces in collections across Europe and in the USA.



I
My work is a challenge to distil an intuitive energy.
I love making things up!
It's like bringing together an internalisation of the outdoor world and differing human life states to reach a compositional harmony.

Often we can see mini scenes or storyscapes - there are some sort of narratives going on throughout them: like opening the
windows of our hearts to create always something anew, fresh.
They seem to evolve and create a sense of confidence in a world full of busynesses and attachments.
I try to express a freedom and the joy of being alive.
My more layered work is built up over time.
Mainly I work in acrylic, ink and charcoal.

Currently based in Ramsgate I have exhibited fairly widely over the UK and I have paintings collected across Europe, in France, Scotland, Majorca, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and now the United States.

Thank you for your visiting.
Please get in touch with encouraging comments!
Best wishes
Sarah